1. Schmurf's Avatar
    I just want to say that my 9630 CDMA Tour has been a fantastic phone. Aside from the trackball calving early on (replaced under warranty and fantastic ever since), this has been a solid piece of hardware. I have dropped it numerous times, tossed it around, left it in the car overnight in the freezing cold, and worked it like a rented mule almost every single day. Yet three and a half years later, it's still solid. A colleague has a Samsung Galaxy SIII and he has gone through TWO screens so far from dropping the delicate flower. And if I had a dollar for every person that I know that has broken their precious iPhone screen from dropping it, I wouldn't be rich, but I could buy a gourmet meal. The ONLY thing that took this baby down was dropping it in the snow and then plugging it into the car charger without thinking. Definitely MY bad. I borrowed a friend's 9800 Torch, but it's not the same. I like the faster browser and the touch screen, but the keyboard is nowhere near as nice and the trackpad is not quite as responsive as my trackball (weird, no?). All I can say is that I hope they make the Z10 as solid as my Tour from a physical aspect. Make it tough baby!

    My two cents.

    Smile BB10 is here soon~!~!
    01-15-13 12:45 AM
  2. southlander's Avatar
    My first blackberry was a tour. Loved it. Somehow I killed it though trying to replace the trackball.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Torch 9850 using Tapatalk
    01-15-13 01:54 AM
  3. Schmurf's Avatar
    I found out that the Tour's trackball was not a pop-out like the earlier models, it was actually hardwired in and to replace needed to go to a repair centre. I think that trackball may have been a precursor to the trackpad. The early failure rates of the first trackballs of that style may have been one of the reasons the Tour got cancelled.
    01-15-13 11:19 PM
  4. Rothlander's Avatar
    I have had my Tour for 2 and a half years now. Its gotta be one of the most reliable phones I know. I've put it through **** and back and it still works like new. I dropped it in a bucket of chlorine solution at work a year ago and the keys quite working for a bit but after it dried out for a few weeks in a bag of rice, this hasn't been an issue. Im going to miss the phone when i move on to the Zed 10 in March
    02-16-13 12:19 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    By MagmicGames in forum BlackBerry OS Apps
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-29-10, 11:51 PM
  2. Great Wallpaper of Sarasota, FL Bridge for Tour
    By RazorV in forum BBOS Wallpapers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-11-09, 01:58 PM
  3. well Tour fans, have a great 4th of July everyone!
    By mjbesen310 in forum BlackBerry Tour 9630
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-03-09, 09:29 AM
  4. Call of Duty 4 - ps3
    By dunlapface in forum Rehab & Off-Topic Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-01-08, 01:21 AM